Queen Elizabeth's Achievements

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“I would rather be a beggar and single, than a Queen and married.” Elizabeth was born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. She was the last heir of the Tudor Dynasty. In this essay, I will be talking about how Queen Elizabeth I was one of the greatest Queens in history and, possibly, the greatest Queen of the Renaissance time period. When Elizabeth was a child, she was often forgotten; first, because she was a girl, and second because she was the youngest girl in the family. She had a rough and dark childhood because of this and many other things; however, Elizabeth overcame the dark parts of her childhood and accomplished many great feats while she was Queen. She defended England from all attacks that came her way. She also defeated…show more content…
By far, her best accomplishment was the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth’s brother in law, Philip II of Spain, wanted to take the English throne and revert England back to Catholicism. The English wrecked many of the Spanish ships and deserted many others. The defeat of the Spanish Armada was viewed as a miraculous win for England. Queen Elizabeth supported much of this operation and was given much credit and praise for the win against Spain. No Spanish ships even reached the English shores. A portrait was painted of Elizabeth in honor of the victory. The painting shows calm seas with English ships through the left window, stormy seas with Spanish ships through the right window, and Elizabeth pictured in the middle, because she calmed the seas for her own ships and created terrible seas for the Spanish. This was one of the greatest wins for England. However, this was not the only accomplishment that Elizabeth made during her career. She created economic prosperity and peace throughout Europe and she also created the Elizabethan Religious Settlement. Queen Elizabeth helped create much exploration, she supported a great time in literature, and she loved Shakespeare. She created the Golden Years in Europe by increasing trade and creating economic prosperity and lasting peace throughout Europe. Now imagine what could have happened if Queen Elizabeth wasn’t…show more content…
She never married, so it was just her ruling an entire country. She defeated the Spanish in the Spanish Armada. She kept her kingdom safe from attack. She also created economic prosperity. Hostility may arise from many factors, but one major factor that caused conflict for Elizabeth was that she was a female ruler with no husband. This led people to think that she was weak and they tried to take advantage of that, but they failed. Elizabeth said, “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king.” She said this because she didn’t need a king to help her rule; just because she was a woman, it didn’t make her any less of a
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